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Topic: [ap-stat] New research/sports course: advice?
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William C. Thill

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RE:[ap-stat] New research/sports course: advice?
Posted: May 15, 2012 2:44 PM
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Thanks, Josh:

I'm a big fan of this text: while it may not have 100% overlap with my goals for the interdisciplinary course I'm thinking of, I'm actually interested in your process working with Chris Franklin, and how things got "started."

Ultimately, I'd love for this course to be a model for guiding students through research questions involving data.I have a lot of work to do.

As a teacher, I anticipate needing to figure out how best to get them ready to be good researchers in sports.

* Motivate them to find something interesting to investigate
* Understand the reasoning of "statistical thinking," so they can
* Create/refine a good statistical question
* Design an appropriate plan for data collection
* Uphold standards of ethical/safe data collection

The analysis / writing / presenting/ reviewing are, I think, things I've done before, and have a handle on.

So any advice on:
* Collecting great data sets for examples
* connecting with university folks/researchers

is appreciated!

Cheers,

William Thill
Harvard Westlake


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